Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Nov 2012 23:22 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless On the day CyanogenMod moves CM10 to stable, their domain is hijacked by a community 'member'. "We don't like how this played out, and we are deeply hurt. Likewise, we are deeply saddened at the confusion this may have caused the community. We will continue to be open about the what, when, how, but unfortunately, we may never know the 'why' - though greed comes to mind. The team itself has not made a profit off of CM and that is not our goal. But to have one of our own betray the community like this is beyond our comprehension." This makes me so angry and sad. Slightly related: it's about damn time the Googles and Samsungs of this world invest some money and resources into CyanogenMod to give them a solid infrastructure to work with. It would be peanuts for them financially.
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"Community member"
by WereCatf on Thu 15th Nov 2012 00:58 UTC
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Cyanogenmod is a terrific project so hearing about someone trying to financially benefit from it like this is just deeply saddening and frustrating. Things like this hurt the whole community, seeding distrust throughout, even among the people who really are trust-worthy. It's quite inconceivable what people are willing to do just for a short-time financial boost -- I'd never be able to screw people over like this.

I don't know, I don't have much else to say other than that I hope they can nail the guy's ass to the wall and don't let the distrust seep in and distract the developers.

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